We are well into December now and many of you will probably have already bought or dug up your tree, and it will now be standing resplendent in your homes. I’ve just returned from buying our tree. There is something very romantic about buying a Christmas tree in the snow with the person you love. There has been many a movie scene depicting just that like the image featured here in ‘When Harry met Sally’.
Sadly, I was alone buying my tree today. However, it still reminded me of a wonderfully romantic story that I was told by a couple whose wedding I presented this summer.
Everything’s Coming Up Weddings
I’ve made it no secret that I love an outdoor wedding, but an outdoor wedding at home in the family garden is about the very best. Especially if that garden is the pride and joy of one of the couples’ parents. A wedding really does provide a reason for them to go that extra mile, indulge their passion and use all the fruits of their labour to decorate a marquee, create a beautiful home-grown bouquet and of course a backdrop for a ceremony.
There are so many reasons for me why they are quite the most special place for a ceremony. Yes, I am a traditionalist and a hopeless romantic and a garden wedding is just so quintessentially English. But for the bride or groom they are at home. It might be a place that they grew up and spent their childhood playing in. And even if the garden is new to them, they will still have happy memories of fun times spent with their family.
Our heavenly English gardens have inspired wedding arrangements for years and it’s a trend that will never die. The flowers we have available, arranged loosely create a natural, romantic look. Using all that natural beauty as a backdrop to your wedding styling is a no brainer. The trademark roses and peonies are an obvious ‘go to’ but the smaller textural blossoms of veronica, sweet peas, fresh herbs and nigella with its appropriately whimsical more familiar name ‘love in the mist’ create a delicate contrast.
I shall be featuring Jed and Lauren’s wedding on the blog later this year. They were married in Lauren’s family garden in August. The terrace was where the ceremony was held shrouded in purple wisteria forming a completely natural arch. Above is a sneak peek courtesy of the very talented Joshua Lawrence.
You can have your wedding ceremony in your family garden by asking a celebrant to present it for you. If that’s something you might be interested in, please do get in touch I would absolutely love to help.
This is going to sound very cliché I know but I felt that I really was on a journey with Katie and Jooles. And a very wonderful one it was too. All weddings are special but there was something about Katie and Jooles. Right from the get-go when I met them on a Facetime call, I just knew that this was going to be a very special occasion. We all got along famously but what I particularly loved was how important to them the actual ceremonial part of their day was.
I’ve been meeting a lot of new couples in the last few weeks which is sooooooooooo exciting. My diary for next year and even 2021 is filling up nicely. My website seems to be doing its job. In the main my new clients have had a proper look and the FAQ section does seem to have answered most of their queries about the process of a celebrant led ceremony. But I thought it might be helpful for prospective clients to have a blog that provides a bit of insight about me as a person. So here goes.
Over the past few years I have met and worked alongside many wedding photographers. Extraordinarily in all the weddings I have done I’m yet to bump into the same photographer twice. I take my hat off to them. It is a deeply competitive business. Not only are there many of them but they also work incredibly hard.
At the beginning of May this year I presented a ceremony for Nikki and Steve. The venue was a marquee in the field on the family farm of Rose, Nikki’s childhood and bestest friend. This farm was a place where she always felt welcome. A home from home. Rose has played and continues to play a huge part in Nikki’s life, and we included a short paragraph in the script celebrating their special friendship.